Minister of State  Kathleen Lynch. The proposed commission of inquiry is designed to deflect criticism before an election. Photograph: Joe Boland

(...). Abusers are clever. They can pretend for a few days. Independent advocates who are there for the long haul(...)

ranian deal includes purchase of 12 Airbus A380

New lengths in long-haul flights It has been a week for longest flights both planned and existing(...)

UUJ’s Paddy McBrearty in action with Garda’s Shane O’Malley. Photograph: Stephen Hamilton/Inpho

(...)-finals. Donegal’s 2012 All-Ireland winner McBrearty kicked a match-winning haul of 1-6, including 1-4 in a(...)

Lufthansa has already tried its hand at budget flying with the short-haul Germanwings service, which is now being merged into the new Eurowings business. (

(...) long-haul flights, including one from Cuba delayed for 68 hours. “It’s not gone too well to be honest(...)

The airline is also running new winter services from Dublin to Athens, Bologna, Murcia, Porto and Seville, as well more flights to Bucharest and Gatwick

(...) passengers into Norwegian Air’s long-haul services are progressing well. Norwegian’s chief executive, Bjorn(...)

Gemma Linehan at CIT, where she is studying as an apprentice mechanic. Photograph: Daragh McSweeney/Provision

(...) training agency, is preparing an overhaul of apprenticeships, a system it acknowledges has for a long time(...)

A mountain leader must fulfil the duties of safety officer, navigator, counsellor, motivator and occasional dictator

(...) slow for an answer. The leader races upwards to haul them back only to discover that another group “the(...)

Domhnal Slattery, chief executive of Avolon: did not refer to specific acquisition targets, but he acknowledged that the company would have to buy other lessors if it is to double in size. Photograph: Eric Luke

(...) based a low-cost, long-haul airline in the Republic, suggested that his company would be interested in(...)

Norwegian Air chief executive Bjoern Kjos

Norwegian Air, which is seeking to establish a low-cost long-haul business in the Republic, is(...)

Some researchers question whether dogs experience feelings like love and loyalty, or whether their winning ways are just a matter of instincts that evolved because being a hanger-on is an easier way to make a living than running down elk.

(...) act as pack leader. Wolves mate for the long haul and wolf dads help with the young, while dogs are(...)